England won the Test Match in New Zealand after 15 years
New Zealand had gone to the brink of the precipice the day before, with a tough target. Stuart Broad, James Anderson’s cannon and they could not turn around. England thrashed the Kiwis on Day 4 with a lot of formality. England won the first test match against New Zealand by 267 runs on Sunday and this is the first test win after 15 years on the Kiwi Soil.
Chasing a target of 394 runs, the hosts’ second innings ended for just 126 runs. Anderson, the highest wicket-taker among pacers in Tests, took 4 wickets for just 18 runs. Another experienced pacer Broad got 4 wickets for 49 runs.
The Kiwis lost Mitchell Bracewell early in the day with 63 for 5. This 25-run batsman was caught by Jack Leach’s left-arm spin. Scott Coughlin and Tim Southee were later picked up by Anderson. Neil Wegner and Blair Tickner tried to put up little resistance late on. The most successful pacer in the history of England cut off their innings.
In this Test, New Zealand basically came to the place of defeat on the third day. They scored 306 after England’s 325 in an aggressive mood in the first innings. The account changed in the second innings. Harry Brooks once again played with a positive attitude and took the team forward. England challenged the Kiwis to chase a huge target by picking up 374 runs.
While answering, they fell into the broad fire at the beginning. 5 wickets fell for 28 runs. After that, it was as if there was no way open for them except to lose. With this big loss, Team Southee’s team lost 1-0 in the two-match Test series. Harry Brook was a man of the match with aggressive batting in both innings. After scoring 89 runs off 81 balls in the first innings, he scored 54 off 41 balls in the second innings.
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